Hans Wirsching Silvaner 2010 Franken

Peck_HWSilvaner2010Here is another German wine.  I bought it at Grateful Red, that wine store I mentioned in an earlier post.  I told you I’d be pulling from their selections from time to time!  This is a Silvaner – yet another varietal wine I haven’t had before.  I’ve had Liebfrau(en)milch previously, of course.  My but those “firsts” just keep adding up, don’t they?  Hey, that’s a good thing!

Winemaker:  Hans Wirsching
Varietal:  Silvaner
Vintage:  2010
Appellation:  Franken, Germany
Price:  $18.99

Notes:   This wine is a light bright yellow in the glass.  On the nose I got a bright green apple and lemon scents.  It has a lively, bubbly effervescence when first poured that actually created a little foam in the glass.  On the tongue I thought this wine had a pleasant light viscosity.  Flavors for me were primarily lemon, honey and green apple.   Alcohol is 11.5%.  Overall, I’d say it was pretty good in my book.  And I feel confident it would pair pretty well with any seafood.  I can especially imagine it going well with a spicy shrimp dish like Camarones Diablo.

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